Holy crap! Look what I've found! This man is that very old Japanese farmer I met while I was walking on a high mountain road and who asked me "You wanna see my farm??" He then led me (I could barely keep up!) on a long trail hike way up through the mountains to a mountaintop green tea farm that he'd cleared with his own two hands as a young man of eighteen, and from which he provided for and sustained his family for many, many decades. I spent an entire morning up there on the mountain with him until his elderly wife hiked up to bring him his lunch. My last memory of him was waving goodbye as I descended the mountain while the old couple sat together on a log eating their lunch.Some of you may remember the effort I also made some years later to locate and revisit this farm, and the sad and telling truth of what I found when I at last relocated the mountain and hiked up to the farm (that was a very sad day). Without doubt, that experience must have planted some seeds in my mind for what would later become the concept of The Great Indifference.
Japanese green tea farmer
Here's the original video of my visit to his farm
Here is the video of my return to his farm over five years later: